Pune: PVG’s Muktangan English School and Junior College (MES&JC), Pune recently conducted its annual social gathering function at Tilak Smarak Mandir for parents and students of Std V to XII.
Dr GB Deglurkar, former chancellor of Deccan College and his wife VG Deglurkar were invited as the chief guests for this function and gave away the prizes to the meritorious students of Muktangan.
As a scholar of Indology and ancient Indian history, Dr Deglurkar spoke of the rich ancient Indian culture and emphasised that we should nurture it. He asserted that archaeological excavations undertaken in Madhya Pradesh proved that Aryans are not foreign settlers in India but they too are natives of the Indian soil.
After this formal function, students of Muktangan put up a variety of creative performances.
Theme-wise performances earned the appreciation of the audience. Muktangan’s singing group presented invocation songs as well as Vande Mataram.
Muktangan conducted its Sports Day to applaud the efforts of its sportspersons. Muktangan’s
alumnus Vineet Kulkarni who is presently working as an international cricket umpire was invited as chief guest for this function.
In his speech, Kulkarni spoke about the important role of teachers in his bringing up and success, and added that there is no place for any nuisance in school life.
Muktangan’s interhouse art and craft competition offered a wide scope for creative minds of Muktangan.
For junior group it had organised a collage competition in which students used natural material like leaves, stones and sand for their creative work.
Also rangoli and postermaking competitions were conducted, for which students were given group activities on the spot.